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The Irrefutable Case for Taking Class Outside

Serious learning doesn't just have to be an indoor activity. In fact, it really shouldn't be, argues Kate Gardoqui. (September 13, 2019)

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What Makes Teachers Thrive?

Susan Moore Johnson: What a failed $575 million investment in effective teaching got wrong—and what truly successful schools get right. (September 10, 2019)


What the New Reading Wars Get Wrong

Advocates for phonics and whole language need to start by agreeing on what we even mean by "reading," writes Mia Hood. (September 10, 2019)


Teacher Education Needs to Acknowledge 'Whiteness'

Teacher education must help everyone think critically of the world to avoid perpetuating inequity, urges Hui-Ling Malone. (September 9, 2019)

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Q&As With K-12 Thought Leaders

Read insights from some of the K-12 field's most prominent education scholars, leaders, and practitioners. Education Week and Education Week Teacher have gathered years of valuable interviews reflecting some of the most pressing issues in K-12 schooling. (March 18, 2019)

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Beyond Bias: Countering Stereotypes in Schools

In four videos, education researchers discuss their perspectives on the criminalizing of black girls in American schools, including by school resource officers.

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Teaching Never Gets Any Easier. But It Gets Better

Teacher Justin Minkel used to dream of the magical day when teaching would feel so much easier. He's realized that that day won't arrive, but something powerful takes its place: The insight, skill and big heart to be a better teacher. (September 11, 2019)

How My Students Led a Voter Registration Drive, and Why Yours Should, Too

When students organized a drive to register their fellow students on campus, they found their voice and their power, writes teacher Jacqulyn Whang. (September 4, 2019)


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